The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 67.75 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry said. According to the 7 pm provisional report, more than 51.88 lakh (51,88,894) doses were administered on Friday.
Cumulatively, 26,66,03,686 people in the 18-44 category across all states and union territories have received their first dose and 3,20,41,597 have received their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.
The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.